Our Boosters are matching gifts up to $45,000. We have $33,992 to go. Your gift today will count twice!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Top Vatican diplomat challenges UN members to take real steps toward nuclear disarmament

Catholic World News - September 27, 2013

The world’s nuclear powers are inhibiting efforts to stop proliferation of nuclear weapons by modernizing their own arsenals, the Vatican’s top foreign-policy official told a UN meeting on September 26.

Archbishop Dominique Mamberti, the Vatican’s Secretary for Relations with States, reminded participants in a session on nuclear disarmament that the Non-Proliferation Treaty requires states already holding nuclear arms “to make ‘good faith’ efforts to negotiation the elimination of nuclear weapons.” There is no evidence that such negotiation is underway, he suggested.

“Can we say there is 'good faith' when modernization programs of the nuclear-weapons states continue?” the archbishop asked. He challenged the UN members “to address in a systematic and coherent manner the legal, political and technical requisites for a world free from nuclear arms.”

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our year-end goal ($120,221 to go):
$150,000.00 $29,778.98
80% 20%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Fall 2014 Campaign
Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

And here's another very old story: the secular media don't understand Catholic affairs 17 hours ago
How not to be persuasive 18 hours ago
Francis the Man, Francis the Pope October 28
Clarifying what it might mean for a pope to wish to change Catholic doctrine October 28
Does the Kasper Proposal make Pope Francis a heretic? Invalid marriages and mortal sin October 28

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Key synod report calls for 'gradualism' in Church response to irregular family situations CWN - October 13
As synod concludes, bishops issue message, approve document; Pope weighs in CWN - October 20
Synod of Bishops opens with Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica CWN - October 6